Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Saturday, September 25, 2010

I thought you might enjoy a   tutorial on making a hanging sleeve in light of the last show where hanging sleeves became an issue when we needed to hang the quilts.  I don't normally put a hanging sleeve on my quilts that go on the sofa or those that go off as gifts.  I assume they will never be hung.  But it was important that a hanging sleeve existed when we went to hang quilts at the library during the show in August. 

So my suggestion now is to go ahead and put a hanging sleeve on your quilts.  It s easy to do.  And you don't have to do what I did and put 7 hanging sleeves on in one night because at the last minute I realized I had no hanging sleeves!  Aughhhhh!

Click on this link to take you to Penny's advice on how to put on a hanging sleeve.  I tried to copy her article here but the pictures did not transfer so this is easier to do.

how to make a hanging sleeve
Enjoy!  glen
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Monday, September 20, 2010

Sassi Strippers Quilt Guild September 16, 2010 Meeting Minutes

             Vice President Becky Fincher called the meeting to order at 6:30 pm until President Linda Baumann could arrive from her college class. Becky announced that Connie Ewbank graciously agreed to present our program as Daisy Comeaux of Cottage Creations canceled due to family care conditions & Paula Toups is ill at this time.

           Secretary Report and corrections were accepted as written. Treasurer Paula St. Romain delivered her report which was accepted; $26 deposit Balance $968.36. Expense $25.00 in appreciation to helper setting quilt show creation. New balance $943.36, Expense $91.56 for hardware expenses to hang quilts& thus attach show pieces to areas as needed for; current treasury balance $851.80.                                                                                    
            Four guests were present; Lois Guidry, Naomi Holmes, Madeline Monroe and Connie Ewbank our program presenter.
            Becky said the library staff called our Quilt Show and Demos “A Quilting Success”. They had many wonderful compliments on the shows beautiful quilts and colorful items displayed so artfully. Becky reported that the library had already penciled us in to do the show in August 2011. The Guild voted to agree to do another show in Aug. 2011. We now have all the mechanics and should plan now for our next show announcing; quilt size measurement to be accepted for hanging, picking quilts for show as they are seen thus allowing time for labels to be made and sleeves constructed & sewn to the top back of each quilt to be hung. Written descriptions of what each Committee Chairwoman did are to be given to Becky to be of aid to those who volunteer for 2011 Quilt Show. CONGRADULATIONS TO ALL WHO WORKED ON THE SHOW AND CONDUCTED DEMOS!!!THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!     
            Our Sassi Stripper Quilt Guild Blogspot was discussed and ideas of what members wanted to add were discussed. Suggestion was made to put show & tell pictures on each month & Glenda Parks volunteered to be the photographer.
            Ginny Hughes & Bonnie Parnell’s American Sewing Guild met Saturday Sept. 11th to power sew 49 Preemie blankets. Bonnie also made 9 bereavement blankets. Becky brought 3 preemie blankets to our meeting. A total of 52 blankets were made. This brings SSQG donation total to 108.
             President Linda showed Sept. – Oct. 2010 issue of “Health Care Journal of Baton Rouge” which included a picture of our guild preemie blankets covering NICU babies at Woman’s Hospital. Nina Delaune joined a guild in Hattiesburg who made preemie blankets for a hospital & they reported “ When Mama & Daddy come it softens their baby’s isolette & they can tell      
which one is their baby.”                                                                                                           
            President Linda requested that Ginny Hughes, Bonnie Parnell & Karol Guidry deliver our blankets as soon as possible to Janey Matt of Woman’s Hospital.                                                                                                              

            Madelon Mitchum was presented with 12 chemo caps made by Theresa Doran, Heidi Brochard and Betty Braud.

            Connie Ewbank designer, teacher & owner of Butterfly Stitches Located in Denham Springs presented her trunk show of quilts and a list of each one shown. She has two published books & many patterns available. The guild enjoyed seeing her fine quilts & her talk which was filled with light humor & enthusiasm. A Thank you from members was given by Linda to express our appreciation for her thoughtful presentation.                                                                                                                                                 

             Halloween fat quarters were won by Carol Mendoza.                                                                
             Gift certificate from Daisy Comeaux of Cottage Creations Quilt Shop was won by Elsie Hamway.

             Show & Tell was held.                                                                               

             Three new members joined; Madelyn Monroe, Naomi Holmes and Madelon Mitchum.
             20 Members in attendance were; Ginny Hughes, Betty Braud, Jessie Comeaux, Merlene Lewis, Bonnie Parnell, Carol Mendoza, Becky Fincher, Madelon Mitchum, Paula St. Romain, Dee Jeffers, Heidi Brochard, Jan Delgehausen, Linda Baumann, Glen Parks, Valerie Valle, Charlotte Hymel, Nina Delaune, Elsie Hamway, Kathy Campo & Karol Guidry.

            The paid membership in SSQG is now 32.                                    

            Our next meeting will be October 21st at 6:30 p.m.                                

            Meeting was adjourned at 8:55 p.m.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Butterfly stitches

Butterfly Stitches
9082 Jason Drive
Denham Springs LA 70726

Covering the babies

The Healthcare Journal of Baton Rouge chronicled the donation of preemie quilts to Woman's hospital. The blurb is listed on page 61 of the September/October 2010 magazine. Here's the link to the journal:  Heathcare Journal of Baton Rouge - Sept/Oct 2010 issue